Im thinking of getting a 29er frame to build into my commute bike and day tripper.
Im currently riding a Surly cross check thats a bit too small for me. I have a short inseam and long torso, the cross check standover height is good but TT and bar height is not I have over a 5" stack height.
I have a few questions if any of you would be so kind.
1) if Im using road tires 32-37 do I need the standard 29er fork thats real long 468mm or so (crown to fork) or with the smaller tires can I use a more standard size of fork? would I screw up the handling with a smaller fork?
2) I noticed the off the shelf 29er forks (from what I can see on the websites) I noticed the 29er forks IE:
IRD ,karate monkey ... do not have holes in the crown area.
I run fenders and a fork/crown cable stop, so can a hole be drilled without collapsing the fork, can somthing be tigged/brazed on??? or are there any forks that will do what I need.
have a great day.